TheRapids season of change continues, Rapids announced the trade of Michael Azira to the Montreal Impact in exchange for a 2020 draft pick full story here.
Thank you Michael for everything you did under the Rapids badge, best of luck to you in the future
Late last evening the Rapids announced a press conference for today at noon. But of rumors (or news, whichever you prefer) are already out that Rapids striker Dominique Badji will be traded to FC Dallas for Kellyn Acosta. More certainly to come.
UPDATE – As of barely 10 minutes ago coloradorapids.com have officially announced the trade of Dominique Badji to FC Dallas for Kelly Acosta.
Press conference is set for 12pm (MT).
Rapids and FC Dallas will swap first round picks in the 2019 Super Draft and half any transfer monies should Acosta be transferred to an international club through the summer transfer window of 2020. Full read here.
Best of luck Badji, you will be missed and thanks for everything you did wearing the burgundy and blue!
Welcome Kellyn Acosta!
Badji is on his way to Senegal for finalization of his green card process according to the Rapids website, story here.
Does that mean Yannick Boli will be up top in Badji’s absence or will we see Jack McBean(please no)? Or could the Rapids call up someone from Charlotte or Colorado Springs?
September 1st the Rapids will play a friendly in Tim Howard’s adopted hometown of Memphis against the USL’s Tulsa Roughnecks FC to celebrate the team name and logo launch of the new USL Memphis side, who will begin play in 2019, story here.
This comes at a good time for the Rapids who have a bye that week before heading to Portland to face the Timbers the following week on Sept 8th.
The Rapids yesterday added Giles Barnes in a 6 month deal with a club option for the 2019 season, story here.
Barnes comes over from Liga MX side, Club Leon.
Barnes played in MLS previously with Vancouver, Houston and Orlando before joining Leon.
Welcome to you Giles Barnes.
The Rapids also announced yesterday that defender Kip Colvey was loaned to USL side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, story here.
This just in (late night edition). Rapids forward Joe Mason on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers has been waived earlier in the week according to reports. Mason has cleared waivers and will return to Wolverhampton.
Mason scored 3 goals in 14 appearances playing 758 minutes this season for the Rapids.
It’s also rumored the Rapids are close to signing Giles Barnes from Liga MX side, Club Leon.
No official word on Mason yet from the Rapids as he is still listed on the roster on the team website.
Best of luck Joe Mason and thanks for your contributions!
UPDATE: It’s now official, link from Rapids website, here.
Rapids announced today that they will host Argentinian powerhouse Boca Juniors Tuesday July 24th at DSGP in a friendly, more here.
This will be the first international friendly hosted by the Rapids in 6 years when the Rapids hosted Swansea City on July 24, 2012.
The Hudson/Aigner saga has finally come to an end and not in the way that most supporters are in agreement with. The Rapids just announced that the club and Stefan Aigner have mutually agreed to terminate the remainder of his contract.
The short of this that this frees up the contract immediately for the club and hopefully frees up some pressure for the locker room without the players having to no longer field questions about the ongoing feud between Hudson and Aigner. This I hope also means there is someone the Rapids have in mind for the summer transfer window to allow the team to move forward on the field and in the table. There’s still a lot of soccer to be played this season and this can be turned around.
Best of luck to Stefan Aigner in the remainder of his career wherever he may land.
The Rapids today announced a few roster changes ahead of Sunday’s 2pm kickoff against Orlando City, click here. These changes come after last week’s roster move of Rapids rookie Niki Jackson going on loan to the USL’s Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
Didn’t see this one coming. The Rapids have parted ways with defender Jared Watts, sending him to the Houston Dynamo for $100,000 in targeted allocation money. Full story here.
Best of luck Jared with the Dynamo and thanks for your time with the Rapids.